23rd April

…Azalea luteum Also looking good in the nursery:- Castanopsis concolor with flowers appearing in a small plant Castanopsis concolor – Rhododendron ‘Jock’ covered in flower Rhododendron ‘Jock’ – Daphne gemmata

19th May

…the rigors of Chelsea. Also the very striking but obviously tender Passiflora piresii with its bright red flowers. Euptelia pleiosperma Euptelia pleiosperma Passiflora piresii Daphne gemmata Daphne gemmata used to…

12th June

…camellias First flowers on a young Stewartia sinensis (syn gemmata). There has not been a mature plant of this species of stewartia in the garden in my time here as…